Book Review: La Guerre, Yes Sir! by Roch Carrier

La Guerre, Yes Sir! - Roch Carrier (House of Anansi, 1970) I’ve said it before and I guess I’m saying again, French Canadian fiction is its own entire genre. And it’s not one I really get or can appreciate. I thought I might be on easier footing here because I’ve heard of this book and… Continue reading Book Review: La Guerre, Yes Sir! by Roch Carrier

Spring Break 2023: Oregon Coast

Back in 2017, our family took a Spring Break road trip down to the Oregon Coast. (You can read about it here.) The trip was a blast and we talk about it quite a bit. The only problem was that, at the time, Pearl had just turned two and Rose was about the size of… Continue reading Spring Break 2023: Oregon Coast

(Audio) Book Review: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

We meet Greer Kadetsky in her first year at Ryland College. She was supposed to be at Yale but due to a financial mix-up (and possibly her parents' ineptitude) has settled for what she views as a second-tier school. Greer is smart and quiet, ambitious but unsure of her future. After a traumatic run-in with… Continue reading (Audio) Book Review: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

2023 Highlights: Farewell Winter

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer. Spring is officially here and we’re on spring break! It’s still March so we definitely have some cold, rainy days ahead of us but it’s lovely to see the light after 5pm. As I said, it’s spring break around here but before I… Continue reading 2023 Highlights: Farewell Winter

Book Review: The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff

The Bandit Queens - Parini Shroff (Ballantine Books, 2023) Ever since her husband disappeared five years ago, Geeta has been an outcast in her village. Popular opinion says she killed Ramesh but the truth is, Geeta has no idea where he is and she’s happy to never see him again. Geeta sticks to herself, making… Continue reading Book Review: The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff

(Point Form) (Audio) Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Point Form book reviews are my way off catching up on book reviews. They might be books I read awhile ago and still want to review or they might be books that I want to share but don't necessarily feel I have tons to say about. I wasn't going to review Rebecca but then in… Continue reading (Point Form) (Audio) Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Book Review: Brutes by Dizz Tate

Brutes - Dizz Tate (Catapult, 2023) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Pub date was February 7, 2023. As readers, we all have certain tropes that we enjoy, that maybe we have a soft spot for, even if we've never fully thought about it. One of mine,… Continue reading Book Review: Brutes by Dizz Tate

Book Review: We Should Not Be Afraid of the Sky by Emma Hooper

We Should Not Be Afraid of the Sky - Emma Hooper (Penguin, 2022) A wealthy woman gives birth to 9 identical baby girls. Horrified by the act of giving birth to essentially a litter, she tells her servant woman to take the infants to the river. While two of the babies have died already, the… Continue reading Book Review: We Should Not Be Afraid of the Sky by Emma Hooper

What I Read – February 2023

Read: Brutes - Dizz Tate (Catapult, 2023) A Woman is No Man - Etaf Rum (Harper Audio, 2019) Small Things Like These - Claire Keegan (Grove Press, 2021) Abyss - Pilar Quintana (World Editions, 2023) (translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman) Stardust - Neil Gaiman (Harper Audio) Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier (BBC Audio,… Continue reading What I Read – February 2023